November 06, 2020

Trump's baseless election attacks undermining U.S. image abroad

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: Yahoo! News

Journalist Sean D. Naylor

President Trump’s repeated demand on Thursday morning to “STOP THE COUNT!” of votes in the presidential election, combined with his other recent statements casting doubt on the validity of the election results, have done lasting damage to the United States’ international reputation and its moral authority to lecture other countries on how to conduct free and fair elections, according to several experts.

Later Thursday, Trump claimed the election was “rigged,” without citing any evidence, during an extraordinary public tirade that amounted to an attack on the American democratic system and was roundly condemned.

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Authors

  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as President of CNAS from 2012-19 and as Senior Advisor and Senior ...